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Head coach Jim Harbaugh announced Wednesday quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss will join offensive line coach Sherrone Moore as co-offensive coordinators for the 2022 season.

Harbaugh said Moore and Weiss will share play-calling duties. The Wolverines lost previous play-Moore, U-M’s tight ends coach from 2018-20, moved over to lead the offensive line last season and was the co-coordinator under Gattis. The Michigan offensive line won the Joe Moore Award, given to college football’s best O-line annually.

Weiss was hired before last season after spending 12 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens under John Harbaugh, Jim’s brother, coaching a myriad of positions on both sides of the ball.

In 2021, quarterback Cade McNamara was named to the All-Big Ten third team, leading Michigan to a 12-2 record, the Big Ten championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff.

“We have great chemistry among the coaches on our offensive staff,” Jim Harbaugh said in a statement. “The teamwork has been exceptional. Everyone has been integral to our offensive success and each coach’s contribution has and will continue to be valued.”

U-M’s offense gained 6,203 yards last season, second highest in program history, and scored 501 points, sixth most in school history.

Running backs coach Mike Hart, the program’s all-time leading rusher who joined the staff last season, is now the team’s run game coordinator.

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Michigan also moved Ron Bellamy to wide receivers coach. The former state championship-winning coach at West Bloomfield joined the U-M staff last offseason and eventually landed as safeties coach. Bellamy played wide receiver at Michigan from 2000-03 and had 67 catches for 888 yards and nine touchdowns.

Grad assistant Stephen Adegoke, in his second year with the program, will also shift from defense to help Bellamy with the wide receivers.

Jay Harbaugh, the team’s special teams coordinator, will add coaching safeties to his responsibilities. He also coached running backs (2017-20) and tight ends (2015-16, 2021) as an assistant to his father during the seven seasons in Ann Arbor. He has run special teams since 2019.

The Wolverines also hired another former player to fill out the staff. Grant Newsome, the former offensive lineman whose playing career was cut short due to a gruesome leg injury in 2016, has been hired as the tight ends coach. Newsome assisted coaching the offensive line the past two seasons, and helped with the tight ends the two seasons before that.

“Grant has been a positive, motivating force within our coaching staff since he joined us as a student assistant,” Jim Harbaugh said. “We have had a front-row seat to Grant’s development as a coach and are excited that he has chosen to accept our offer to become a full-time assistant. He is a future star in this profession, and our players really respect what Grant is teaching on the field and the insight that he shares from life experiences”

About an hour after the offensive staff announcements, U-M announced the hiring of Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Jesse Minter for the same position. The Free Press reported this move was imminent on Tuesday.

“Jesse comes from a football family and loves coaching and the relationships you form with your players and staff,” said Harbaugh. “He will provide excellent leadership for our defense and will fit seamlessly with the coaching staff we have put together. Jesse is a teacher first, has a love and passion for the game and cares deeply for the players he coaches and works with daily. He came highly recommended last year by my brother John, and Jesse and I have continued to have discussions and maintain a friendship which helped bring him to Ann Arbor.”

Defensive passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale earned an incentive-based promotion to co-defensive coordinator.

“It is an honor to be joining Coach Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan,” Minter in a released statement. “I am excited to work alongside our coaches in helping the players reach their maximum potential on and off the field.”

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